(Closed) Did your fiance's taste influence what your engagement ring looked like?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much did your fiance's taste affect your engagement ring's style?

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  • Post # 76
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    Bumble bee

    The only thing he would have known I wanted was a round diamond and I think he did bloody well. He too isn’t a fan of the thin band (although I love them – they make the stone look bigger) and he opted for a 2-2.5mm (not quite sure). he wanted something a little more solid with more metal weight. It also doesn’t have the holes on the underneath of the band where the diamonds are as a result even though no one would know. 

    Post # 77
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    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We never talked about ringa before getting engaged so my engagement ring is completely his taste! I was honestly shocked when I got on the bee and found out so many women choose their own rings. Nothing wrong with it, just none of my friends had talked to their boyfriends about it either

    Post # 78
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    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I love love love the ring he picked! I’m borderline obsessed with it.  FI did have a little help from me though.  He asked me to send him pictures of rings I liked. Over the course of what was about a year I had to have at least showed him 100. When I first started showing him rings, he quickly vetoed some of my original selections.  He didn’t like the following:

    – colored stones (early on I was obsessed with black diamonds, and he was like hell no!)

    – yellow or rose gold (rose gold is actually my favorite, yellow closely follows, but he only wanted white)

    – No halos (love these, he despises them)

    – No bezel settings (this was a hard one for me, because I love bezel set rings)

    So I broke down and agreed to a clear stone, and white gold.  The halo thing wasn’t too much of an issue because I liked a lot of non-halo rings anyway.  The only things I wouldn’t compromise on were:

    – No Princess Cuts

    – No Pear Cuts

    – No marquise cuts

    – Nothing less than 0.5 carats (I have big man fingers, so dainty rings are awful on me)

    – No ultra thin bands (again with the big man fingers)

    We ended up with a 3 stone ring (1ct center), with colorless round stones in a trellis setting.  I don’t think I could possibly love it more!

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 4 months ago by  chaibella.
    Post # 79
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    2569 posts
    Sugar bee

    My guy doesn’t know anything about jewelry, lol. It was my choice. I had so much fun sending him emails of various rings and getting his opinion. It was so cute! He generally liked the ones that I called my favorites. I feel that we picked the ring together, but I took the initative and scouted out a well curated list for us to pour over. In the end, I said “this is the one!” and he was ready waiting to click “add to cart”! 🙂

    Post # 80
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    1886 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

    He really wanted to get me an emerald cut, and while I love them in photos, I just don’t like the way step cuts look in real life. Not enough sparkle for me. We ended up choosing together and got a ruby three stone because it’s my birthstone, and rubies remind him of his grandma as she always wore them. Turns out we both agreed that all diamonds was a bit too much for us.

    Post # 81
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Mine is exactly what he liked!  I’d have been happy with a lollipop ring, so he had no major restrictions other than palladium white gold, platinum or titanium – basically no nickel as I’m mildly reactive. 

    He knows my love of sparkly so he automatically went for Moissanite and then he prefers titanium color so that established a lot. 

    Since it’s not with reactive metal, I automatically loved it because he worked so hard to find something I can wear.  The fact it’s sparkly just makes my day.

    Post # 82
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    3467 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    his opinion was the ONLY factor. I sent him several pics of what I might like, all of which he promptly ignored and bought me something that to this day I cant honestly say I love or even like. Oh well.

    Post # 83
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    15 posts
    Newbee

    He picked the ring but he took my opinions into consideration. We discussed rings before and I said ” I love princess cuts and I love bling and details.” Turns out Fiance likes the classic simple solitare RB. He ended up picking out a princess cut diamond set in a pave setting with little round diamonds… it was the perfect compromise and I think he did awesome. 

    Post # 84
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Yes my fiancé got the ring that he wanted. I would of loved an Art Deco sapphire halo ring but he isnt into colored gem stones so he bought a diamond halo and a bigger diamond then what I would of asked for. But I love it anyways. He picked it and I think that’s important. 

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